Earth Calendar for January 24th and January 25th
As Americans across the country look for ways to improve their health this New Year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is highlighting radon testing and mitigation as a simple and affordable step to significantly reduce the risk for lung cancer.
Radon is a natural colorless, odorless radioactive gas, and is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, but testing for radon and reducing elevated levels when they are found can make your home healthier and safer. Testing for radon is an easy and affordable way to protect your family’s health. It’s a radioactive gas that can be found in homes all across the country; the only way know if your home has high levels is to test it. Part of EPA’s radon action campaign is to remind people to “Test, Fix, Save a Life,” and to recognize every January as radon action month. All homes with or without basements should be tested for radon. Affordable Do-It-Yourself radon test kits are available online and at home improvement and hardware stores, or you can hire a qualified radon tester. EPA recommends taking action to fix elevated radon levels Addressing high radon levels often costs the same as other minor home repairs. 21,000 Americans die from radon related lung cancer each year. By fixing elevated levels in your home, you can help prevent lung cancer while creating a healthier home for you and your family. More information on how to test, find a qualified radon professional, obtain a test kit or contact your state radon office is available at the website or by calling 1-800-SOS-RADON.
On Our Calendar: Survival in a Bottle. Everything that you need for survival can fit in a 32-ounce bottle! Fire, water, shelter, food and signaling will all be discussed Friday, January 31st, 7:00 pm at Winton Woods, Winton Center. Register online by January 30th.